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scrumptiouschef May 23, 2010 10:46 AM

Who's been to Bogue's lately?

Are the sweet rolls still the standard bearer for Birmingham's sweet breakfast lovers?

Enjoy it while you can, it looks as though the bulldozers are coming

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    kim777 RE: scrumptiouschef May 23, 2010 11:55 AM

    Oh, I do hate to be the bearer of bad news, but since I live near Bogue's I have heard that it is about to be raized and a Walgreen's installed (of course across the street from a CVS). So you better go get those sweet rolls soon, try the weekend, this seems to be the only time they have them these days.

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    Bogue's Restaurant
    3028 Clairmont Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

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      Jannae RE: kim777 May 23, 2010 02:20 PM

      I haven't been to the Bogue's 280 location, wonder if they have the sweetrolls there?

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      Bogue's Restaurant
      162 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209

    2. deepfriedkudzu RE: scrumptiouschef May 23, 2010 02:58 PM

      My father-in-law had breakfast there on Friday, as he does almost every week; he said that they seem pretty blase about the whole affair. I think my husband said that the owner of Bogue's had a letter published in the Bham News last week saying that the building he's in is old and would more or less be no great loss, that they will show up somewhere else if the drugstore goes in. I agree that his building has no particular architectural interest but the old fire house certainly does. The best thing about Bogue's in my book, since the long-time owner sold it...what, about eight or so years ago?...is the neon sign out front. I'm just not a fan of the food.

      My father-in-law is still in love with those sweet rolls, though.

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        Dax RE: deepfriedkudzu May 24, 2010 09:02 AM

        Bogue's is ok, nothing great, but serves its purpose. I just don't think it's a whole lot better than the meat and 3 options at the Pig. The guy serving up the meat and 3 is surly as can be.

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        Bogue's Restaurant
        162 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209

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        JuliaMac RE: scrumptiouschef May 23, 2010 08:00 PM

        Well, he's been through this before. He has Southside Cafe and lost that to the bulldozer (and now there's an empty lot where Southside Cafe was). He bought Bogue's, and he has to feel like he's seen this before.

        I still like the food, but the rolls haven't been my favorite ever. Much prefer the French toast.

        Of course, I'd give my right arm for a good orange roll from The Club.

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        Bogue's Restaurant
        3028 Clairmont Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

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          JuliaMac RE: JuliaMac May 27, 2010 07:12 AM

          My husband just told me that Bogue's owes $130,000 in taxes to the city of Birmingham. He probably doesn't have much fight in him over keeping it open.

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          Bogue's Restaurant
          162 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209

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            deepfriedkudzu RE: JuliaMac May 27, 2010 12:18 PM

            @JuliaMac: I've seen in our member newsletters before that if you call The Club, you can arrange to order a dozen (or however many) for carry-out! I've never done it but sure sounds like a good idea...I love them too.

            If you ever go to Cullman, give them a try at the All Steak. They're different and delicious there also.

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            All Steak Restaurant
            314 2nd Ave SW, Cullman, AL 35055

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              JuliaMac RE: deepfriedkudzu May 27, 2010 03:58 PM

              You can also buy orange rolls from Savage's in Homewood. Not my favorite place to give my business to, but every now and then I need something that only they have.

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